Taking peaceful, non-violent direct action has always been at the heart of Greenpeace’s work. Greenpeace was founded in 1971 by a small group of people who set sail in an old fishing boat to try and stop a US nuclear weapons test on an island off the coast of Alaska.

Greenpeace exists because this fragile earth deserves a voice. We investigate, document and expose the causes of environmental destruction. We work to bring about change by lobbying, consumer pressure and mobilising members of the general public. And we take peaceful direct action to protect our Earth and promote solutions for a green and peaceful future.

Some people look at a forest, and all they see is lumber. But there are millions more who see a home, a heritage, a future. Around the globe, we are standing up for our communities, and we are holding governments and corporations accountable.

Greenpeace campaigns are changing the world for the better. From saving the whales to getting rid of polluting cars, our victories are powered by individual donations, dedicated volunteers and millions of supporters - we do not accept money from governments and corporations. When we work together, we can take on the world’s worst polluters and solve its biggest problems - at festivals, we want to engage the public in our campaigns to change the world together.